Hebrews 11-1 Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

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Dear Gary sometimes the most profound thoughts come to us in the midnight hours.... My dear brother, this is yet another anointed message.... Yes, I agree we are called to be servants of the lord.... That service may take many forms.... But it has a bottom line...and that is being in His will involves service. Yes we are perfected in him.... and I would like to add ARE PERFECT in him.... When God looks at me/us he does not see Carol If he did, I would have no hope.... Instead God looks at me/us through a prism of Red.... He looks at us through the blood of his dear son, Jesus Christ...and he says....YOU LOOK GOOD TO ME..... Now-- that does not give us licence to live any way we wish....INSTEAD it gives us hope...and should serve as motivation.... for us to reach out and spread the Gospel.... reach out in loving service to humanity. The early church certainly served.... They were slaves, who after 14 hour days came together in the catacombs every single night ....to share their bread... ... to minister and serve one another.... to draw strength from one another... Yes I agree with you we need wisdom to outsmart the evil one.... We need to become wise as a serpent and harmless as a dove. Right now we do not begin to see Christ in hIs fullness.... It is almost as if we have left our car out at night. There has been an ice storm and when we get up in the morning, we turn on the defrost....and start chip chip chipping away at the ice on the windshield..... When we get a tiny clearing on the windshield we jump in the car and go to work. Right now.... this is how we see God.... We cannot begin to wrap our minds around the full windshield of God's glory. All we see is that tiny tiny patch of clear in the windshield.... And for now... that will have to do.....BUT THE DAY IS COMING WHEN THE FOG AND ICE WILL BE SWEPT AWAY....AND THE WINDSHIELD WILL BE CLEAR..... AS WE SHALL SEE OUR LORD AND SAVIOR FACE TO FACE. Dear Gary....thank you again for this wonderful message straight from your heart..... hugs your sister Carol

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Dear Gary another anointed and spirit filled message.... YES... we must not grow weary in well doing... Even if it seems that history is winding down... prophecy is being played out before us...and we feel powerless in the face of sweeping opposition and change...we must keep on keeping on... .. For we are His ambassadors..... and must be his lips, hands and feet until his soon return.... When life is chaos and fraught with unpredictability in this sometimes demonic and digital age,, there is a constant.... and that is the Love of God... Our lives are hidden away in God.... and he ever holds us in his powerful right hand.... never letting us go. We can know that with God all things are possible and we are eternally secure. Yes, 1984 is here. BIG BROTHER KNOWS ALL AND TRACKS OUR EVERY MOVEMENT.....I can watch a video, and Gary, literally seconds SECONDS after I watch i get a pop up saying THIS IS RECOMMENDED FOR YOU.... Based on what I watch the computer tracks me.... and knows everything I do and see....every place I go.... Nevertheless....we cannot live our lives in fear....for we know that HE WHO NEVER SLUMBERS OR SLEEPS WILL BE OUR PROTECTOR AND OUR GUIDE.... As a mother hen lovingly gathers her chicks up under her wings and embraces them... so God gathers US up under his protective wings.... and He envelops us in his care..... This is the age of grace...and one day the sky will split....the age will be ended and he shall descend with a shout...with the trump and the dead and Christ shall rise first and then we who are alive shall be caught up in the clouds to ever be with the Lord.... But until the time Satan is busy catching souls in his snare. We must be equally diligent in winning souls.... The time is short and the fields are white unto harvest. Even so.....Come Lord Jesus. Gary thank you again for this powerful presentation hugs from your friend and sister, Carol

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Psa 23:1-6" A Psalm of David. The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.  He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.  He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.  Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever."

 

Gary your evening reminiscings are inspired and anointed..... Yes I agree, Paul had to embrace three days of darkness before he could embrace the glorious light of Christianity..... As I listen to you I am reminded that all history is really HIS STORY.... and just as creation was written by Him -- so will the final chapters in the annuls of mankind.... If I keep that in view.... that Christ has the final chapter sealed away..... it makes the darkness of disappointment easier to stand.... Oh, we know at some level we are never truly alone.... that Christ is our friend and companion.... But when the kids we have nurtured and loved and raised with the gospel turn away..... the dark times are hard to endure.... Yes I agree with you There is a very real sense in which we MUST EMBRACE THE DARKNESS....When my baby died... when Jose died.... as difficult as it was I had to embrace the darkness..... mourn....cry...... grieve..... and it was a lengthy process.... before I healed... before I got to the point in my life where I knew there was light...and that light was far greater....it outweighed any loss I had ever suffered....or ever will..... Embrace emptiness? Embrace loss? Embrace unfulfilled dreams? Embrace hurt? Yes.... believing...hoping KNOWING that darkness might be an old friend.... but JOY COMMENTH IN THE MORNING..... And Light holds sway over the night..... Gary thank you for another magnificent podcast.... You are a mighty warrior in the Army of the Lord.... hugs a fellow warrior

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Yes Yes we have all entertained angels unaware..... I know we have.... When we think of angels, there is the winged stereotype..... and of course the types of angels are explained and exemplified in the word of God so there is indeed a Biblical precedent. But, I would like to interject that not all angels have wings....When Hospice sitters come in to spend entire nights with dying patients.....as VOLUNTEERS.... they are the unseen hosts.... angels unaware..... Angels are found in Brooks Brothers suits.... ministering to high level executives who in private are bulimic suicidal drug addicts..... The are found in the streets of any city in the world..... ministering to men and women living in cardboard boxes..... giving them blankets and wamr soup and coffee.... getting them off the streets when the temperatures dip below freezing and they would die..... The are Salvation Army volunteers.... and they are angels..... They come disguised as neighbors who take the elderly  to the grocery store.... as friends who bring in groceries when a loved one is out of work and can't purchase food for his/her family...... They walk dogs, and sit cats..... and babysit the kids for free, so mom and dad can have a much needed night out..... Angels serve humanity.... We do not see their wings.... Their halos's are obscured from us.... Nevertheless... angels they are..... And one day, these angels are going to receive SOOO MANY CROWNS FOR THEIR LOVING SERVICE.... SO MANY....

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Yes the early church knew such power..... and turned the world upside down.... in a brief amount of time..... They sought and seized the empowerment of the Holy Spirit and ran their race of life to win..... Remembering that the early church was severely persecuted..... that Christians were killed.... and lit on fire to be used as torches along dark paths.... they multiplied..... There were new believers coming to the knowledge of Christ by the hour. Adversity bound them together..... Expectaton bound them together even more. For the early church believed that the Lord would return in THEIR LIFETIME... They made haste, believing the time was indeed short.....the fields were ripe unto harvest....but more laborers were needed. And, then .... they grew old....and died... And, their sons and daughters picked up the baton...and continued to run....But, by the time 5 or 6 generations had passed....and Christ STILL had not returned..... they began to grow weary.....they began to faint. Entter Christianity in the year 2019. WILL HE EVER RETURN??? Will we simply wait...and languish saying "shall my lord delayeth his coming?" Some of us may secretly lament WHY WHY HASN'T HE COME BACK?? HOW MUCH WORSE DO THINGS ON THE WORLD SCENE HAVE TO GET? Well, the short answer is MUCH WORSE. This is not a popular teaching among the believe it/claim it crowd. For, we want to have our cake and eat it too...... And, for Christ not to come back yet, does not fit into the template of our Christian lives. YET, GOD IS OUTSIDE THE CONFINES OF TIME....It is so hard for us to grasp. For, our minds are finite. But, NO MAN KNOWS THE DAY....SAVE THE FATHER HIMSELF.... Even Jesus, as the second part of the godhead knows not. This knowledge only the Lord God has saved for himself. Yes, I agree with you dear Gary.... We are all created in the image of God.... And, there is that spiritual dimension that has a proclivity to hunger after God. But, man has choices. And, if we choose to reject God, He gives us free will. We may walk our own way. God is not our puppet-master. Yet, all things ultimately are under HIS DOMINION. AND HE HOLDS SWAY OVER US. Yes....there are sometimes difficult situations and times in our lives..... But, one day it will all make sense. One day we will see our Lord and savior face to face.... And, it will be worth it all.... It will all make sense. What we may have suffered here will be as NOTHING. All the martyrs of old TRULY SUFFERED for what they believed. We...the Church of 2019 are more interested in the drum section of the Worship team than in raising money to send missionaries to foreign lands....or BETTER STILL.....TAKING THE GOSPEL DOOR TO DOOR, AND SHARING THE GOOD NEWS WITH OTHERS. There are times when the Contemporary church is ashamed of the Gospel of Christ....forgetting that holds the key to our redemption and salvation. Even so....come Lord Jesus. Thank you again dear Gary for another annointed message....Carol S

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Woe be unto those who call good evil and evil good.... When people chosse to turn away from Biblical truth they will far sooner believe ANYTHING that comes to them in the form of pseudo wisdom...... Seeing themselves as wise in their own eyes...they become as fools.... Again, when humanity rejects THUS SAYETH THE LORD....Satan abhors a vaccuum and rushes in to fill the void. He will use parlor tricks.... talk show hosts, the New York Times best sellers list.....whatever it takes to lure people down his path to perdition. Yes, Gary I agree, THE FAMILY IS UNDER ATTACK AS NEVER BEFORE....BUT IT DIDN'T JUST HAPPEN.... It started clear back in the 40s and 50's EXPLODED INTO THE 60'S and we have seen the steep curve of those who belive Bibical truth decline ever since. The big Billy Graham rallies in the 50's filled stadiums..... I wonder today if they were held if they would even began to fill a high school gym. The Bible is mocked from Saturday Night Live to the London Times.... It is declared myth, fairytale and unscientific. Anyone stupid enough to believe the Bible is branded regressive and Stone age. One day we are going to meet all the babies murdered in the womb. They are the world's holocaust and will remain so. No amount screaming feminists can blot out the silent screams of those countless millions who have been salined to death.
When we believe the Bible it is ultimately GOD WHO HOLDS SWAY OVER ALL OUR BODIES WHETHER MALE OR FEMALE....KNOCK GOD OUT OF THE EQUATION AND YOU HAVE CHAOS...... Every man for himself.... but all going down in a sinking ship of sin....Men should love their wives as they love their own bodies. When this Biblical principle is followed, a woman will lovingly work with her husband as a loving helpmate..... The decisions will be made mutually....but if there happens to be disagreement.... the man is held accountable before God to make that final decision .... And this sends the feminists into fits of rage. HOW DARE ANYONE TELL THEM WHAT TO DO....BUT IT IS NOT MEN/HUSBANDS THEY ARE RAILING AGAINST BUT GOD. Dear Gary once again thank you for an annointed message.... Even so...............come quickly Lord Jesus...Carol S

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You speak of the Church doors being closed...maybe locked?? idk If so while humanly I can understand it....for in the U.S.A. we have had incidents of even pastors and their families being gunned down in church..... Church is no longer a safe haven...but a place where terrorists and deranged people can come to kill....and prey upon the innocent who are doing nothing more than praying.... Yet, if we cower behind locked doors....we have no ministry.... So....what to do? A lesson from the apostles..... who after Jesus' crucifiction cowered..... afraid....hidden away behind locked doors..... afraid that THEY were going to be next...... Yet, after he appeared to them...it gave them a boldness they heretofore had not known.... And they went out to revolutionize the world..... On the day of Penticost, alone, over 3,000 souls were saved. Did they live? Most were exiled or killed..... (Peter was crucified upside down on a Cross -- because he thought himself not worthy to be killed as Christ was..... They did not live....but they were used of God in powerful ways. I think we all cling to life most tenaciously And I do not criticize...for I am not gung ho on dying today.... Yet, we know in order for prophesy to be fulfilled, these things MUST first happen....WHEN THE SON OF MAN RETURNETH SHALL HE FIND FAITH UPON THE EARTH???? I believe there will not be millions and millions awaiting the splitting of those Eastern skies...but rather tiny bands of believers all over the world. We have had a cushy ride for too long. The church is soft.... Yet, in times of persecution the church thrives. (Look at the undergrown church in China today as a classic example) .... We are an imperfect people...and yet God USES imperfect people who are willing to follow Him to further His program for mankind.... HE WORKETH IN US BOTH TO WILL AND TO DO HIS GOOD PLEASURE.....EVEN SO COME LORD JESUS .... THANK YOU MY DEAR BROTHER FOR AN ANNOINTED MESSAGE...Carol S

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Sow It

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The book of Acts...what a transitional and transforative book.... From the rushing wind and tongues of fire at Penticost where 3,000 souls were saved in one day..... to fast forward down that tunnel of time where He will come back Every knee shall bow and every tongue will confess that He is king of Kings and lord of lords I agree that we should be striving for the sprit filled life now....walking in ressurection power....now..... I also agree that if the church had done its job...... the job it was supposed to have done....there would be no need for Welfare..... In the book of Acts we are introduced to those early Christians who worked 14 hr days as slaves.....AFTER THAT.... THEY CAME TOGETHER IN CAVES TO BREAK BREAD AND SHARE WHAT LITTLE THEY HAD WITH ONE ANOTHER ON A DAILY BASIS. IMAGINE THAT.... everyone sitting or reclining at the same table..... everyone sharing what they had..... The perfect concept for what Church was designed to be..... It has been said that most people will never come to Christ on an empty stomach.....so we must feed them food first...before we present the Bread of Life..... Behold old things are passed away.....and all have become new..... That is the message of sanctification that resonates today throught the annuls of time immemorial......Carol S

The Green House

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Kent Rangers

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Mar 8:35 For whoever will save his life shall lose it; but whoever shall lose his life for My sake and the gospel's, he shall save it.
Mar 8:36 For what shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul?
Mar 8:37 Or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?
Mar 8:38 Therefore whoever shall be ashamed of Me and of My Words in this adulterous and sinful generation, the Son of Man shall also be ashamed of him when He comes in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.


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Here is one part of the parable of the Prodigal son. The parables of our Jesus are so rich and deep, and there are so many beautiful illustrations woven into each one. Here we have the elder son, having just been told that his younger brother, who had fallen into deep sin, was now back at home, and to his disgust, was welcomed back with a great feast and jubilation by his Father. And he was angry, and jealous, and hurt over this. And I have to say... a little bit prideful too... of his own righteousness. 

The part that needs to emphasize this morning is this: The father ( who represents our God the Father) was so kind and merciful here. Some have said that he was just as loving and merciful to this elder son as he was to the other, if not more. Notice, he went out to him, and entreated him. Aren't you glad that our God doesn't leave us to ourselves when we get out of sorts? Our God comes to us, entreats us, reasons with us, loves us, and reassures us, just like the father in this story. 

 The one brother could have said... " leave him alone.'  I can do what I want with my own calf.. I can make a feast if I want to, etc.  " Just lock the door and let him have his own way... he doesn't want to come in... then he will never come in." Have you ever heard a person talk this way... I have heard that kind of talk. And it is very searching too, I mean, as a parent, to think about how I've responded to my children's sulking, or angry moments. Am I like this father, showing a meek spirit, bearing patiently with them, reassuring them of my love for them? It's something to think about isn't it? Our Father loves us so much that he will do almost anything to get us to heaven! Our Father sent Jesus to die for our sins, and will hold his hands out to us until we draw our last breath...He loves us that much! 

Let's be careful how we treat those who are just a bit out of sorts. Let's entreat them with love. Our God does. He does this with every one of us. Our God patiently bears with us, just like our Jesus did with the disciples. 

There are just so very many examples in the Bible of our God " entreating" someone who " had a bad moment,". Yes. And I'm so thankful that our Father loves us this way. 

Maybe we've been out of sorts lately, even angry, or envious, like this elder son. Our God loves us my friend. He is entreating us today. Our Father wants us to know that He loves us with an eternal love, and that He will never leave us nor forsake us. And, like the young man in the parable, Our Father wants us to know that "all that I have is thine."  We are so greatly loved... everything that our God has is ours... we are going to inherit the whole kingdom of our God... to be a joint- heir with our Lord Jesus Christ, if we will just reach out and accept Jesus into our heart and soul! 

Brothers and sisters, let's be patient, like our Father is with those who are out of sorts today. Let's be gentle, like our father is in the parable, like our Heavenly Father has been, and is, with every one of us! And let's try to reassure those who are feeling hurt and left out! If we love them with our Fathers love, we might win them...they just might decide to come on in and out of the night, they might accept our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ into their lives!

 

Storms of Life..

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Since we are a Child of our Father God, we have no need to  be afraid of the storms of life that are raging all around us....The wars and Rumours of war:( Why should we worry about the things that are about to come upon this Earth. We are in the cradle of our Gods love and we should be able to close our eyes at night and sleep well. The sinner who should be worried seems to be in a state of denial and doesn't seem to be worried about the storm that is raging in this World.

  There is nothing to fear and nothing to worry about when we have our Lord Jesus as our shelter in this time of great storm. Proverbs 18:10, The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe."

Why let fear take us over when our Lord Jesus has given us His perfect love to keep us delivered from all fear? Our Father God declares in His Word that there is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment (I John 4:18).

 

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Jesus taught an exclusive message concerning salvation. We see this message clearly taught in the gospels, which should be understandable to all that read or hear it, as seen in John 3:34-36.
      John 3:34-36 reads, “For he whom God has sent says God’s words; and God does not give him the Spirit by measure. The Father has love for the Son and has put all things into his hands. He who has faith in the Son has eternal life; but he who has not faith in the Son will not see life; God’s wrath is resting on him. “
     These words of Jesus are the words of God. He had the Spirit, not by measure, as the prophets did in progressive revelation, but in all its fullness. Everlasting life can only be had by faith in Him, and this way exclusively is obtained. Those people, who do not have faith in 1.5 the Son of God, will not see eternal life or God’s salvation. There present condition is that God’s wrath is resting them. Salvation is by faith in Christ alone. Works, religion, or church membership do not secure or qualify a person a place in Heaven. Being a moral person doesn’t. Neither does being a practicing Jew. The message of salvation is exclusively by faith in Jesus Christ, the final revelation of God in these last days. The message is unpopular. You must be born again to be part of Gods family.
     This exclusive message of salvation is even unpopular in some churches that believe in the false doctrine of universalism. 
     Universalism is most commonly found in liberal denominations and churches. It is the same as the modernistic idea and notions of God which emphasise His love in the extreme, without balancing their viewpoint with any sort of notion of God's justice and holiness. Most often, one may hear an universalist use a phrase such as, "A loving God would never condemn anyone to hell!" By saying this, they forget the Scriptural principles of Divine anger against uncovered sin, Divine justice and wrath against said sin, and Divine holiness, which cannot allow that sin into the presence of God in heaven.
     The exclusive message of salvation is that God gave His Son as a redeeming sacrifice. His blood was shed for our sins, as seen in John 3:16.
     John 3:16 reads, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

    

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 Numbers 21:8-9 reads , "And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live. And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived."

     In this scripture we see that God told Moses to make a serpent of brass and lift it up onto a pole and then commanded those who had been bitten by serpents to only look and they would live….. is Bible history ready to repeat itself all over again? The Israelites back in the Old Testament days had grossly sinned against their God; they had lost their way, they were going into total darkness and away from God, just like we have done here in America during the past 70 years.  The Old Testament Israelites allowed their hands to slip out of God’s kind gentle hand. They quickly fell into dis­obedience and sin and because of their gross sinning, our Lord sent fiery serpents among them.
Multitudes of Israelites were bitten. No one in the camp knew how to nurse the dying back to health. Cries of death and moans came from all directions.
 Are we ready for a plague to happen right here in America? Are we ready for our economy to fall right out from underneath us? Is our loving God going to be forced to use the rod of correction upon us to get us to humble ourselves? Our God has promised in the Book of Joel the prophet that He would pour out upon us the latter rain of the Holy Spirit and our God promised the latter rain of the Holy Spirit would be greater than the former rain of The Holy Spirit! Joel 2:25-32.

Joel 2:25-32 reads, " I will give you back what you lost in the years when swarms of locusts ate your crops. It was I who sent this army against you.   Now you will have plenty to eat, and be satisfied. You will praise the LORD your God, who has done wonderful things for you. My people will never be despised again.   Then, Israel, you will know that I am among you and that I, the LORD, am your God and there is no other. My people will never be despised again.  "Afterward I will pour out my Spirit on everyone: your sons and daughters will proclaim my message; your old people will have dreams, and your young people will see visions.   At that time I will pour out my Spirit even on servants, both men and women.  "I will give warnings of that day in the sky and on the earth; there will be bloodshed, fire, and clouds of smoke.  The sun will be darkened, and the moon will turn red as blood before the great and terrible day of the LORD comes.  But all who ask the LORD for help will be saved. As the LORD has said, 'Some in Jerusalem will escape; those whom I choose will survive.' "

 


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The Portals of Hell have opened, there will be great darkness on Earth and also great light, will it be Rapture or Rupture for us? all the dedicated Christians of today are in the Lion's den of this World, and have taken on the same Spirit of obedience as the early Christians in the beginning of the Church Age had taken on. This Church Age will close exactly the way it began in the early church, with the true Christian undergoing persecution, trials and sufferings at the hands of crude people that have come against our Jesus. 
  Even within the Christian churches persecutions have come. Many who claim to be Christian are not lined up with our loving God. Some of the early Christians worst persecutions came from the religious people of that day and so it is today!
  Satan is being so vicious toward the true Christians today as the spirit of Antichrist grows stronger on this Earth. All the demons from ages past have gathered to do battle against the true Christians of our Lord Jesus Christ, because we serve our Master our savior, our Lord Jesus.
  True Christians should look up to heaven, and not dread this hour at all. Our God's power is much stronger than all the multitudes of demons that are coming against the true Church of our Lord Jesus Christ in this last hour. 
  The demons know they can't destroy the true Christians, The Christians with the blood of Jesus will trample the demons underfoot. The demons know the true Christians have been given power over all of them, even over Lucifer himself....the battle belongs to our Lord Jesus Christ!!!
  Jesus chose Paul for a soul winning mission, and Paul suffered so very much for our Lord Jesus Christ. Much of the time after Paul's conversion he lived in the thick of the battle.
  Paul was imprisoned, beaten, persecuted, but what a wonderful message our Lord sent through him to us... the pure Word of the living God! 
  Our Lord will be able to get the very best soul winning work out of us during our hours of suffering, trials and persecutions during this Christian life. We will cling to the Old Rugged Cross of our Lord Jesus with greater determination, greater strength because we will draw from our Lord Jesus Christ, we will draw on those powers we need from our Jesus, day after day!


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We are Totally complete and at peace in Christ Jesus, and yet many Christians today, discontented, dissatisfied, and unhappy, come up lacking. 
  Depending on people to make us happy is risky. If people fail us, we become sad lonely and depressed. Nothing should get us down when we’re complete in our Lord Christ Jesus. Our Lord Jesus is our captain! We should never fight battles or go through valleys, heartache and troubles Without our Jesus. We dare not depend on ourselves alone. We should depend upon our Father and upon our Jesus and the guidance of the Holy Spirit.  we will find it impossible to function right without that connection from our God!
Our Lord Jesus during the last supper told His disciples to drink it all (the cup of His Blood). The whole complete Jesus was in that cup of Jesus blood. Jesus didn’t let anyone, anything, any demons or devil get Him down, not even Lucifer him­self. Our Jesus didn’t compromise; Jesus didn’t bow to anything  that was not of God.
   I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Not through self but through Christ Jesus we can do all things. Depend on our Lord Jesus Christ for the things we can’t do; we have our Jesus to help us. The Holy Spirit lives on the inside of us, if we do have the Holy Spirit today, He will point us to Jesus every hour we are awake and will protect us while we sleep. The Holy Spirit is greater than a guardian angel; He’s the third per­son in the Trinity of God! We belong to Christ Jesus and our Christ Jesus belongs to our Father so we belong altogether to the Father! Our Jesus is the one who made it possible for us to become a member of the very family of our God.
   Since our Jesus Christ is our everything, then we have the faith to believe we can receive the answers we need to our prayers. Our Jesus Christ must be our everything in order for us to be able to have all our prayers answered that God wills to answer for us. If we want to have the help in every way daily that our Jesus seeks to give us, then Jesus must be our everything. 

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I do want to share a few things that have happened to me during my stay at the Cleveland Clinic. After I had the surgery they took me back to my room and the soft mood music coming from the built in speaker in the room had suddenly changed to Christian music!

  The first song I began to hear was a wonderful Christian song that I learned to sing when I was a child!

 I know the Lord will make a way for me .If I live a Holy life, shun the wrong and do the right. I know the Lord will make a way for me

 This song was beautiful and was long and drawn out and I could hear beautiful trumpet music in the song and the trumpets stood out more than the other instruments. Also it seemed to be all male voices in the large group of voices that were singing the song!  

   I kept hearing this song for days, and I mentioned this to the nurses and to everyone who came into the room how beautiful the music was. No one seemed to get excited about the music when I asked them to stop and listen to the song. The music was very faint and I had to listen very carefully to be able to hear the music the first couple of days. Later the music became louder and I kept hearing this first song for two weeks, then two more songs began to mix in with the first song!

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 Weekend devotional, 8/29/2014

 God’s exceedingly great and mighty promises are promises a mortal man would never dare make, never dare freely guarantee. We have the seal of blood on our God’s promises, the precious blood of Jesus. Our God will stand by His Word; He will not fail. God the Father backs up all His promises, and the Holy Spirit is here to help us yield to the Word of God, to hide it in our hearts. Thank God for the blood of Jesus that stained the Old Rugged Cross! Hide us in the blood of Jesus until we have love in per­fection. Hide us in the blood of Jesus until we know that everything will be all right. “Hide us in the blood of Jesus until there will be no lonely days or lonely nights, they will all disappear into the sea of God's great love! Hide us in the blood of Jesus until we can see the perfect ways of our Lord Jesus, we can see the footprints of our Jesus in the sands of time, leading us one step at a time along our life journey. Hide us in the blood of Jesus until our ears hear all that the Spirit of our God is saying, so that we won’t miss any­thing that the Holy Spirit is saying.
   The blood of Jesus was sacrificed for all of us, for everyone! To the sinner we are saying, Come! Wash your­selves in the blood of Jesus. Come to Jesus just as you are, you don't have to clean up before you come! No matter your sins, you can be free of them. Hide us in the blood of Jesus till the storms are all over, until our God says, Come up higher my Child. Hide us in the blood of Jesus and we’ll know that we have  our ticket to heaven.  Hide us in the blood of Jesus until none of ourselves rises up, until no egotism is there. Hide us until we can see Jesus as Stephen saw Him. Feel that quickening power; it’s wonderful to have life through the blood of Jesus! When we find the blood of Jesus, we find abundant life. When we find the blood, of Jesus we find the door into heav­en.

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